National Building Museum

Spotlight on Design: Folger Shakespeare Library Renovation

Monday, August 8, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


In-Person Program

Folger renovationLearn about the renovation of Washington DC’s Folger Shakespeare Library, designed by Paul Cret in 1932. Michael Witmore, Library director, Stephen Kieran, FAIA, LEED Fellow, partner, KieranTimberlake, and Anneliza Kaufer, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Associate, OLIN, explore how a historically listed 1930s building can become a more fully accessible cultural hub for the 21st century. Enhancements include new entry plazas and gardens, permanent and temporary exhibitions, study rooms for researchers, and an Education Laboratory. A reception will follow the program.

This program takes place on the Festival Stage, the centerpiece of the Museum’s Summer Block Party The Playhouse. Masks are strongly encouraged in the theater space.

$10 Museum and FSL Members / FREE Students / $15 Non-member

This program qualifies for 1.5 LU/HSW (AIA), 1.5 PDH (LA CES/ASLA).

The National Building Museum and the Folger Shakespeare Library, in association with the University of South Carolina, are partnering this summer to present The Playhouse. Starting on Friday, July 1–and running through August 28, 2022–visitors can step back in time with the Bard for the latest iteration of the Museum’s Summer Block Party.

Please note: online ticket sales end at midnight on August 7. Availability permitting, tickets can be purchased day-of at the door.

Spotlight on Design is generously supported by the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, and the Anthony and Keiko Greenberg Foundation.

Summer Block Party generously supported by 

Presenting Sponsor

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Image: Folger Renovation November 2021 by Lloyd Wolf


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